About us

NanoInnova Technologies is a spin-off company of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. It is located at the Madrid Science Park in one of the most dynamic scientific business areas in the north of the city. NanoInnova Technologies designs, develops and commercializes instrumentation and nanostructured surfaces for research groups at the cutting edge frontier of nanotechnology. Our technology is built on the expertise and scientific leadership of our co-founders. Our development projects are driven by our deep knowledge of the needs research labs have. This allows us to design practical solutions conceived by researchers for researchers.

Leadership Team

Rafael Ferritto, PhD; executive-MBA
Co-founder and General Manager

Rafael Ferritto has an extensive 13-year career as scientist and manager in the R&D pharmaceutical industry at GSK Italy and Eli Lilly Spain. He served at Lilly as Head of Synthetic Technologies during four years, and as Research Advisor until early 2010. He holds a Chemistry PhD by the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (1995) and an Executive MBA by the business school Madrid’s Instituto de Empresa IE (2009).

Co-founder and interim management partner

Nanoconecta is a business consulting company exclusively focused on nanotechnology opportunities, providing business development know-how, tools and resources to support scientific entrepreneurship. Nanoconecta ventures and assists nanotechnology start ups in the transition from fundamental research into industrial applications

Scientific Advisory Team

Felix Zamora, PhD; Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Felix Zamora is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Professor Zamora is a world leader in the field of nanomaterials. Part of his work is built on the development of carbon nanotubes and surface graphene synthesis by CVD techniques. He is co-author of more than 70 scientific publications and several book chapters and review articles.

Julio Gómez-Herrero, PhD; Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Julio Gómez Herrero is Full Professor of Physic at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Professor Gómez has developed his extensive career in the field of Scanning Probe Microscopy. Currently he leads a team obtaining breakthrough results on graphene and SWCNT rearch. Professor Gómez-Herrero is co-author of more than 100 scientific publications in international journals with relevant contributions. He has published in Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters etc. In addition to his academic CV, he is also co-founder of Nanotec Electrónica, a leading company in the AFM microscopes international market.

Tomás Torres, PhD; Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Tomás Torres is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Professor Torres’ group is a multidisciplinary team, which currently consists of twenty five researchers with diverse backgrounds in chemistry, physics and material sciences. Torres’ team accounts for over 20 years of experience in the areas of Supramolecular Chemistry and Molecular Organic Materials. He is co-author of more of 300 scientific publications and 34 patents.

NanoInnova Technologies’ awards

Our business project has been submitted to different entrepreneurial competitions under the names of NAXON and NANOINNOVA

Financing partners

NANOCAE PROJECT: The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism under "Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-11". Expediente TSI-020100-2011-300.


NanoInnova Technologies
Parque Científico de Madrid
Calle Faraday, 7
28049-Madrid SPAIN

Phone: +34 659 31 82 95
Fax: +34 91 188 07 56

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